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A COVID Conversation – Three Unique Experiences with COVID-19 to be Focus of Next Virtual PACE Talk

The Northumberland PACE Talk series will return virtually for the 2021 season, with the first session planned to focus on A COVID Conversation – Three Unique Experiences with COVID-19. This virtual PACE Talk will take place through Zoom on Wednesday, January 20 at 5:30 PM with a panel of speakers, including Dr. Pavel Ketov, an Emergency Department physician at Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), Dr. Michael Barrie, Chief of Anesthesiology at NHH, and Dr. Madhav Rao, a cardiologist from Scranton, PA and a survivor of COVID-19.

During this informative PACE Talk, panelists will share their unique experiences with the virus—from the changes that COVID-19 has brought to the delivery of primary care in the community to steps taken to manage risk from COVID in a surgical environment, to the lived experience of a COVID survivor.

Beginning in 2018, The Northumberland PACE talks have been hosted as free public education sessions on a broad range of health and wellness topics and have consistently drawn large groups of community members with a range of questions and perspectives. Like many other events, The Northumberland PACE Talk series adapted to a new, virtual format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The timely topic of A COVID Conversation will kick off this year’s series, with future topics planned for 2021 including:

Lasting an hour in length, each PACE event consists of a 30-minute talk, a 20-minute question-and-answer period with the guest speaker and a 10-minute moderator summary. Virtual PACE Talks will follow this same format.

Bring your questions, your suggestions and your experience and join in what is expected to be another informative discussion.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to the first 300 registered attendees. As this event is being hosted through Zoom, attendees will need a Zoom account, internet access, and should plan to login to the event 5 minutes prior to the start.  Register for A COVID Conversation today at, where you’ll also find video and highlights from many of the previous seasons’ talks. For those unable to attend, efforts will be made to share a recording of this conversation following the event, technology permitting.

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